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2017 Lincoln MKZ Among Best Used Cars Between $15K To $20K

Though it was discontinued some time ago, the Lincoln MKZ sedan continues to earn accolades – mostly for being a great, sensible used car value in a world that doesn’t have many to offer. The MKZ has earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), was named one of the best used vehicles for under $15k by Consumer Reports, and it was also the highest-ranked premium mid-size car in J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Dependability Study. Now, that trend continues, as the 2017 Lincoln MKZ has now been recognized by Consumer Reports for being one of the best used cars that cost between $15k and $20k.

To make the cut on this particular list, used vehicles must come equipped with standard electronic stability control, though most of them also include a variety of other active safety features. Each performed well in CR‘s road tests and posted multiple years of above average reliability in its owner surveys, and many are greener options in terms of emissions and fuel economy to boot.

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ checks all of those boxes and more, serving up excellent fuel economy ratings – as much as 34 miles-per-gallon combined in hybrid guise. Additionally, the MKZ proved to be comfortable and luxurious with excellent ride quality, a quiet cabin, and supportive seats. Other highlights include easy-to-use controls, an intuitive and responsive Sync 3 system, and optional forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning.

As far as negatives, Consumer Reports couldn’t find too many worth pointing out – just rear seat legroom that’s a bit limited, unimpressive fuel economy for certain powertrains, and the fact that driver-assist features were only available on higher-trim models. Otherwise, the consumer organization calls the 2017 Lincoln MKZ “the most appealing and well-executed Lincoln in memory,” which is high praise, indeed.

We’ll have more on the MKZ soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln MKZ news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. JE

    It´s also much better than any brand new boring cookie cutter SUV or crossover Lincoln produces today.

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    1. Glenu

      Really- so you only like cookie cutter sedans? It’s a Fusion!

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      1. Dennis

        Nope. Had them Both

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  2. RWFA

    Although it reminds of a bar of soap from the front 3/4 angle, it has a nice rear, and is still quite attractive.

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  3. Alan

    I had a 2017 loaded burgundy MKZ Reserve hybrid. The 14-way front seats customized perfectly for long trips. Unfortunately the trunk was robbed by batteries in space for need luggage space. Gorgeous comfortable sedan no longer being made in America. Sad. The major problem was Navigation screen would blackout or freeze too often.

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  4. JDE

    I would be wary of the 2.0 turbo variants. the 2015 and up twin scroll motor have unsupported water jackets around the tops of the pistons. the #2 or 3 piston tends to start drinking coolant around 80k miles. the Chain Driven water pump mounted behind the timing chains is also a concern with the 3.7 Duratec.

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    1. ArtG

      2016 was the last year the 3.7 was available in the MKZ.

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  5. George

    The Z still looks better than the 1940’s inspired, bland SUV trucks.

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